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Cedar-Planked Mediterranean Chicken
Cedar-Planked Mediterranean Chicken

Cedar-Planked Mediterranean Chicken

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Cook Minutes 5 Hr 30 Min
Prep : 15 Min Cook: 5 Hr 15 Min
Not sure how to cook chicken breasts on a cedar plank? No problem! We'll take you through our Cedar-Planked Mediterranean Chicken recipe step by step—and you'll end up with tender, moist chicken with a subtle smoky flavour and a savoury topping. Yum!
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8 Servings
Original recipe yields 8 Servings
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2 untreated cedar planks (14x7x1 inch each)
1 cup Kraft Greek with Feta and Oregano Dressing
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley, divided
Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
4 large bone-in chicken breasts with skin (4 lb./2 kg)
2 Tbsp. oil
1/4 cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives
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Step 1
Immerse planks in water, placing a weight on top of each plank to keep it submerged. Soak at least 4 hours or overnight. Meanwhile, mix dressing, 1/4 cup of the parsley and the lemon peel and juice until well blended. Remove 1/4 cup of the dressing mixture; set aside for later use. Pour remaining dressing mixture into large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag; turn over several times to evenly coat chicken with the dressing mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to marinate.
Step 2
Preheat barbecue to medium heat. Remove planks from water; brush tops with oil. Remove chicken from marinade; discard bag and marinade. Place 2 chicken breasts on each plank. Place on grate of barbecue; cover with lid.
Step 3
Grill 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until chicken is cooked through (165ºF). Meanwhile, mix reserved dressing mixture, remaining 1/4 cup parsley and the olives. Remove chicken from barbecue; discard planks. Remove bones from chicken; cut each breast in half. Serve topped with the reserved dressing mixture.
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Serving Suggestion
Serve over hot cooked couscous or basmati rice. Round out the meal with grilled fresh vegetables.
Cooking Know-How
UNTREATED cedar planks, which are sold for this purpose, can be found at most specialty food stores or some grocery or hardware stores. During cooking, check periodically to make sure that the planks are not on fire. Since the planks can ignite when exposed to flames, it is best to keep a spray bottle of water close at hand if needed to extinguish any flames.
Chicken with Indian Spice Rub
Omit marinade mixture, parsley and olives. Prepare planks as directed. Combine 2 Tbsp. Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, 2 tsp. each ground cumin and ground ginger, 1 tsp. each ground coriander and ground turmeric and 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne) to form a paste. Rub onto skin side of chicken; cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Preheat barbecue as directed. Grill chicken 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until cooked through, brushing occasionally with additional 1/2 cup Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 18 g
Saturated fat 4 g
20 %
Cholesterol 110 mg
Sodium 270 mg
11 %
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 34 g
Vitamin A
6 %
Vitamin C
6 %
2 %
8 %
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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